Abducted Zamfara twins freed after N15m paid

Zamfara twins, Hassana and Hussaina, who were kidnapped a month ago have been released, according to a report by Daily Nigerian.

The sisters were released after N15 million – raised through crowdfunding, family contributions and borrowing – was paid to secure their freedom.

On Wednesday, the abductors of the twin sisters threatened to kill one of the girls if payment of the ransom was not made on time.

The twins were kidnapped in Dauran town while distributing the invitation cards of their wedding.

A family member, Ibrahim Abubakar, who spoke with the kidnappers and the twins on phone on Thursday, said the kidnappers had reduced the ransom to N15 million.

In a viral audio clip, one of the twin sisters, Hussaina was heard sobbing, complaining about maltreatment and appealing for help.

“I am battling with a headache. We are in a dire situation, they are about to kill us,” she said.

“They beat us every morning. Please help rescue us. Even yesterday, they slaughtered some people in our presence.

“We are starving. Please get contributions even from the general public,” she said.

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